1967- Construction began on the Calgary Tower, a $3.5-million-dollar project in Alberta, Canada.
This Day in History
1745- Inventor of the battery, Alessandro Volta, is born.
1911- the world’s first electric self-starter is installed in a Cadillac.
2015- the Tahiti Bay Transmitter in New Zealand is demolished.
1848- the Caledonian Railway Company opens
2001- Construction begins on the Turning Torso, designed by architect, Santiago Calatrava.
1822- Jeremiah Bailey is issued the U.S. patent for the grass mowing machine.
1809- the steamboat is patented by Robert Fulton.
1909- the world’s first forestry school is incorporated in Kent, Ohio.
1922- an all-metal Boeing 247 flies for the first time.